MK Dons’ first-team assistant manager Luke Williams has followed Russell Martin to Swansea City, as confirmed by Toby Lock of the MK Citizen on Twitter.
The Tweet states that strategic development coach, Matt Gill, and goalkeeping coach Dean Thornton, have also swapped Buckinghamshire for South Wales to link back up with the 35-year-old.
Williams joined the club when Martin arrived in November 2019 and has previous managerial experience at Swindon Town. He has also coached within the academies at West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leyton Orient, before heading into the first-team game in 2013.
Williams arrived as Martin’s deputy in the summer of 2017, joining from Bristol City’s U23s.
The first-team environment in the Championship will be a new challenge for the 39-year-old, but in conjunction with Martin, the pair enjoyed an excellent spell with The Dons and have earned their chance in England’s second-tier.
It is new territory for both Russell Martin and Luke Williams. However, they have both proved to be competent enough in the Football League.
In fact, the project that they had embarked on was a promising one, bringing exciting and attacking football to Stadium MK.
It is a shame that the pair will not get the chance to see their summer arrivals in action. The Dons have recruited well in this summer transfer window thus far and they have certainly built a squad capable of competing at the top end of the division.
However, their new challenge lies in South Wales. The Swans still have an excellent squad, full of individual talent and collective belief. At present, they are not as strong as they were last year, but it is an exciting opportunity for Martin and Williams.